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Britney Spears’ ex-business manager denies bugging singer’s bedroom

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Britney Spears’ former business manager has denied secretly recording the pop superstar’s conversations or monitoring her medical treatment, court records show.

Lou Taylor, CEO of Tri Star Sports and Entertainment Group, is opposing a request from the star’s attorney for a full account of his 11-year involvement in the conservatorship.

The business executive argued in court that her company had submitted proper accounting without any objection from the star.

Mathew Rosengart, Spears’ attorney, claimed the singer had been exploited and those hired to protect her money had failed.

It is also alleged that Spears was spied on, private conversations were tapped in her bedroom and medical treatment monitored.

Tri Star denied that anyone at the company behaved inappropriately.

The filing states: ‘No one at Tri Star ever had any control over Ms Spears’ medical treatment.

“No one at Tri Star has ever suggested monitoring Ms. Spears’ electronic communications.

“No one at Tri Star has ever had the authority to approve security protocols. No one at Tri Star is aware of any hidden electronic monitoring device placed in Ms. Spears’ bedroom.

“No one at Tri Star has ever received any compensation related to Ms. Spears or her estate that is not accurately reflected in the accounts filed or to be filed in this matter.”

The filing did not address claims that Spears, 39, was told she could not go on vacation and limited her spending.

Lawyers for Tri Star say the company was not involved in forming the conservatorship in 2008 and only began working with the singer for her Circus tour in 2009.

Tri Star said leaving the conservatorship in 2020 ensured an orderly transition by sharing a comprehensive set of documents.

Mr Rosengart, who became Spears’ lawyer in July, has taken an aggressive approach to ending the complex legal arrangement controlling the star’s life and career.

Spears’ father, Jamie, was suspended from his role overseeing her money in September and is seeking the immediate termination of the conservatorship.

Mr Rosengart alleges Jamie, 69, wants to avoid scrutiny of his involvement in his daughter’s life.

A conservatorship hearing is scheduled for Nov. 12, when a Los Angeles judge could end the arrangement.